Current Research on the Human Experience of Spirituality Following the Ingestion of ‘Magic’ Psilocybin Mushrooms: An Annotated Bibliography for Social Workers and Other Health Care Professionals

28 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2010 Last revised: 6 Jan 2013

Date Written: January 5, 2013

Abstract

Brief review of the current scientific research on the therapeutic effects of psilocybin and psilocin on humans, reported rates of use of psilocybin in the United States, the types of social and legal discrimination and stigma surrounding the illegal possession and use of psilocybin, benefits of psilocybin research for understanding affect regulation, dysregulation and psychosis, and providing internet-based resources for clinicians. Provides list of questionnaires and other research tools used to assess psilocybin-induced spiritual and mystical experiences.

Keywords: psilocybin, psilocin, magic mushrooms, spirituality

JEL Classification: I00, I18, I19, K14, K32

Suggested Citation

Jade, Rose, Current Research on the Human Experience of Spirituality Following the Ingestion of ‘Magic’ Psilocybin Mushrooms: An Annotated Bibliography for Social Workers and Other Health Care Professionals (January 5, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1714051 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1714051

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